A nation without a country

           

Welcome to Sofia,
the city that grows
but does not age!

Sofia

Hello! -Dobar den!

Добър ден!

Plovdiv

For “Hi!” You can also say

Zdravei!/ Здравей!

Sozopol

Kolko struva?/ Колко струва?

Our currency is BGN (Bulgarian Lev / лв.) with fixed rate against euro. EUR/BGN 1.95583

Bulgaria has a government debt of 21.3% of its GDP, second lowest ratio in EU, after Luxemburg

A flat rate 10% personal and corporate income tax

Sofia is a tech hub for international companies and local startups

The Republic of Bulgaria is a parliamentary
democracy

Bulgaria has one of the fastest internet
networks in Europe

Famous dishes you must try

banitza (cheesy pastry)

bob chorba (bean soup)

shopska salad (make sure you get it with rakia too)

tarator (a cold yogurt soup),

meshana skara (mixed grill for the meat lovers),

shkembe (you don’t want to know what this soup is made of but it will cure your hangover)

Moussaka (not like the Greek one, it’s better, we use potatoes instead of eggplants)

Bon appetit

Have a nice meal

Dobar Apetit!

Добър апетит!

NOMADS STUFF

Bulgaria is a safe, nature heaven that offers low cost of living and healthy, delicious food. We got the history, the art scene, the tourism, as well as the curiosity and friendliness towards foreigners.
Bulgaria is a must-have digital nomad destination.

Excuse me

Izvinete

Извинете

Transport and travel

Airports: Sofia – Plovdiv – Varna – Burgas

Lots of international connections and the airports are close to the cities, e.g. Sofia Airport is just 15min away from the city centre.

New, clean, air-conditioned, safe tube in Sofia which is the favorite means of transportation for citizens. You can buy a ticket at the cashier or create an account in MPASS Tixi and get whatever urban mobility ticket you need.

Sofia is just a 3.5-hour drive away from the Black Sea coast and a
4-hour drive away from Thessaloniki, Greece.

CULTURAL HERITAGE

Bulgaria is a bronze medallist on the list of countries with the most valuable archaeological sites discovered on their territories (a­er Greece and Italy)

Sofia was founded 7000 years ago

UNESCO has included over 10 Bulgarian sites in its list of World Heritage Sites.

Veliko Turnovo

Really? It can’t be so!

Da be da!Да бе да!

If you visit one historical monument every single day, it would take you nearly 10 years to see them all.

The Cyrillic alphabet was invented by two Bulgarian monks, Cyril & Methodius back in the 9th century. It’s still used today in Bulgarian, Russian, Serbian, and other Slavic languages.

Alexander Nevski Cathedral in the heart of the Bulgarian capital is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world.

The People’s Republic of Bulgaria was the ocial name of the country from 1946 to 1990. We even have a Museum of Socialist Art from Communist Bulgaria.

Welcome the spring with Baba Marta. Every year on March 1st Bulgarians give a Martenitsa (white and red bracelets) to each other for health and the coming of spring. You wear it until you see a stork or a blossoming tree.

Natural Resources

Wine & Dine

One big beer/rakia please!
Edna golyama bira/rakia, molya!
Една голяма бира/ракия, моля!

Cheers

Dobar Apetit!

Наздраве

We like to party…Vibrant nightlife with bars and clubs open until the morning almost every day of the week.

Solid historical evidence shows that wine has been
produced on the territory ever since the Stone Age.

Bulgarian rakia (40% ABV) is made of grapes and plums but other fruits work equally well, too.

Can I have a…?

Mozhe li...?

Може ли…?

No Valentine’s day but we’ve got Wine-growers day – on February 14th we celebrate the love for wine.

Trust us, Bulgarian food is the most delicious food you would ever try!

Bulgarian yogurt is the best in the world. Lactobacillus bulgaricus, the probiotic which provides gut health and gives the unique sour taste of yogurt, can be found only here.

Milk is mostly used to produce yogurt, white cheese, yellow cheese, green cheese, basically we love cheese.

Community

Here it will feel like home. Come to Sofia, Plovdiv, Bansko and dive into the experience of the local digital nomads community members.

Co-working spaces – plenty of those to go around. The WorkNomads Lab is free for residents & a ordable for guests. As for the other spaces, you can find them on average of 137€ / month

Of course, you need some pocket money to hang out with your fellow nomad friends, the average monthly cost for living in Sofia is around 500€, without rent for a single person. A meal out can cost 6,5€ on the cheap end and 17,5€, if you really want to impress your date. A 0,5l domestic beer costs 1€ and a good quality table wine can be found for 10€.

Volunteering

Nice to meet you

Priyatno mi e da se zapoznaem

Приятно ми е да се запознаем

Volunteering gives you a chance to learn a lot about the community and make meaningful connections with the locals.

 

 

Join our WorkNomads team on TimeHeroes.org and just pick a cause you’d like to contribute to.

Fun Facts

VERY COOL

MNOGO YAKO

МНОГО ЯКО

An unexplainable communication fact about Bulgarians is that we shake our heads for yes, and nod for no. Don’t ask why, just go with the flow!

At the Bulgarian Christmas Eve table, the dishes are an odd number and they are all vegan.

We spill water in front of the house or the door for success.

In addition to birthday celebrations, we gather family and friends to rejoice our name days as well. Name days are almost every other day of the month, so we always have an excuse to celebrate.

THANK YOU

BLAGODARYA

БЛАГОДАРЯ

CONNECT WITH US IF BULGARIA IS ON YOUR NEXT NOMADIC DESTINATION LIST!

SEE YOU SOON /DOVIJDANE

OR DO SKORO! / ДОВИЖДАНЕ – ДО СКОРО

(WE ALSO USE THE ITALIAN “CIAO” AS A MORE INFORMAL EQUIVALENT)

Bozhentsi